Congratulations to…

Dead End in Norvelt A Ball for Daisy

Congratulations are in order to several people this week. First off congratulations to Jack Gantos and Chris Raschka, winners of this years Newbery and Caldecott Award respectively.  There were many, many other awards announced; for a complete run down look here:

Personally I am just as excited for another award announced yesterday, the School Library Journal Traillee Award. What is this you ask? Well, School Library Journal has a yearly contest for book trailers geared toward children and teens. This year, Minnesota’s own Amy Duncan Oelkers WON in the category for: “Adult Created for PreK-12” with her trailer for Incarceron. I am extremely happy for Amy, not only because it’s a good trailer, but because she’s an awesome person.

Amy and her friend Jen run a fantastic blog called Ficticious Delicious ( which is an incredible resource for new teen fiction, particularly if you like angsty supernatural suff.

You can watch all the trailer’s here:

Tomorrow we’ll be back with this weeks author!


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